2018 Emmy Nominations We'd Like to See: Sandra Oh, Mandy Moore, Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell and More


Who will be this year's biggest contenders at the 2018 Emmys?

With nominations period over for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, the official list of nominees will be announced by The Handmaid's Tale star Samira Wiley and Ryan Eggold, star of NBC's upcoming fall drama, New Amsterdam, on Thursday, July 12 at 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET from the Television Academy's Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington will join Wiley and Eggold at the nominations ceremony, which will stream live on Emmys.com. Performances and shows eligible for an Emmy nomination had to have aired an episode during this year's eligibility period, which ran from June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. Winners will be announced at the Primetime Emmys, set for Monday, Sept. 17, and co-hosted by Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che.

Game of Thrones is back in the fold on the drama side this year, and that means it may go head to head for the first time against last year's Outstanding Drama Series winner, The Handmaid's Tale. Could This Is Us earn acting nominations for its five main stars? And, with three-time Outstanding Comedy Series victor, Veep, out of the running this year, the torch will be passed to a new show for the top comedy prize.

With just 48 hours to go before nominations are revealed, ET predicts who will get an early morning phone call on Thursday.

Outstanding Drama Series
The Americans
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid's Tale 
Killing Eve
This Is Us


Outstanding Comedy Series
The Good Place
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Will & Grace

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Christine Baranski, The Good Fight
Claire Foy, The Crown
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve 
Keri Russell, The Americans
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Matthew Rhys, The Americans 
Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us
Jeffrey Wright, Westworld 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Kristen Bell, The Good Place
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Allison Janney, Mom
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish 
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm 
Donald Glover, Atlanta 
Bill Hader, Barry 
Eric McCormack, Will & Grace 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid's Tale
Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones 
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
David Harbour, Stranger Things 
Justin Hartley, This Is Us
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Noah Schnapp, Stranger Things 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Zazie Beetz, Atlanta 
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
D'Arcy Carden, The Good Place
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live 
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live 
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace 
Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta 
Marc Maron, GLOW
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Limited Series
American Vandal
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Howards End
The Sinner
Twin Peaks: The Return

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Hayley Atwell, Howards End
Jessica Biel, The Sinner
Laura Dern, The Tale
Cristin Miliotti, Black Mirror: USS McCallister
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake: China Girl
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Cult

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
Michael B. Jordan, Fahrenheit 451
Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks: The Return
Al Pacino, Paterno

The 70th Emmy Awards, co-hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che, will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 17, starting at 5 p.m. PT on NBC.

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